Features and News

25 Years of Mediocrity

Happy Birthday 401(k)!

Journal Of Indexes

AROUND THE WORLD OF ETFS

Go-Go GSCI

BGI launched its long-awaited commodities ETF onto the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The new iShares GSCI Commodity- Indexed Trust trades under the ticker symbol "GSG," and tracks the performance of the GSCI Excess Return Index.

Features and News

Merrill Says Passive Hedge Funds Are Coming

We say: They are already here. But Merrill’s explanation of why the passive hedge fund movement is overdue is telling and insightful.

ETF Report

 Making Money From... Money

It's all about the Benjamins. And the euros. And the francs. And the krona.

Features and News

ETF Assets Grow In August

Asset counts near the $350 billion mark, as investors pile a net $3.7 billion into the ETF space.

Features and News

Deutsche Bank Currency Pairs Fund Launched

New PowerShares Deutesche Bank G10 Currency Harvest ETF (DBV) uses currency pairs strategy to attempt to obtain outsized income.

Journal Of Indexes

Still Work To Do

Mutual fund fees fell to their lowest levels in more than 25 years in 2005, according to a new study by the Investment Company Institute (ICI). The average stock fund shareholder paid 4 basis points less than in 2004, while the average bond fund shareholder saved 2 basis points.

ETF Report

 New laws to affect ETFs

The Pension Protection Act of 2006, the biggest rewrite of US pension laws since the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, will radically alter the pension landscape. What does it mean for the ETF market?